31 Oct 2022

2007-S Kennedy Half Dollar

Coins-United States | AC coin$

AC's Secrets #15Beautiful Kennedy Half Dollar coins were launched in 1964. This excellent proof verified coin was issued by San Francisco Mint in early 2007 and struck only as Proof condition and quality in a limited quantity.

28 Oct 2022

Why Do Adults Need Points? Please Comment Its Important!

Coins | Mike

Hi everyone I will keep this short. I will ask the question in the title. Why do we as adult collectors need points? The answer is I see no reason. The kids are the ones who need points. They need them for monthly auctions and the big one in September. We are all equal. Were collectors. We read about coins we own or don't own and write about them. ....So the ANA assigned these they must have a reason but I dont think anyone knows what that is I'm sure it was a good one. But times have changed.. The no points goes for My Collections also. Its plural which according to the dictionary meany more than one. That's why the site is set up for many coins I made that mistake till someone pointed it out to me. Also no points. Were a community of people who have one thing in common. Coins . The history and the background about that coin or token or sets that made it come to be made. Were here to show our knowledge of these coins. We don't need points Its not a contest as to who has the most. Personally I dont care. If I'm first or last as long as I'm a collector respected by my peers. That's all I look for is respect. What more do we need to encourage us to write. As collectors we should be willing to freely give all our knowledge about a coin or a set of coins. There are books and books. There is no shortage of information out there that you can't write a respected blog. So why points? I don't know.? ....Its not a race but I believe points have turned it into that. We should be limited also so all can write a blog. Two a week from everyone would fill this site. Even one. There is no need for more than that. And people who look at our site will say that's a pretty good site the ANA has. We want respect. The N.G.C. Journal site . I was there for a while . I thought they had an anonynus place were you could voice your an opinion and not feel reprisal for it. Keeps everyone happy. This way the ANA would not have to monitor the site but get suggestions on how go improve it. Or if there having a problem with another writer. That happens. Were human. So what do you think ? Its a simple.yes or no! Give it a thouught Lets make this the best and most respected site there is. Remember we have some excellent bloggers. Lets step us as one to make it the best. To make it so people want to come to the ANA!! Mike

27 Oct 2022

1994 Brazil 1 Centavo Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

On July 1, 1994 the currency of the Republic of Brazil was reassigned as the "Real" or Reais in plural. It was an attempt to give stability to the economy of the country facing the challenges of the new modern era. Before this time the currency's name was the "Cruzeiro" which circulated from 1942 to 1994. The Brazilian Ministry of Finance determined that using the currency name established by the Portuguese would eventually prove itself successful.This two nice items shown here are One "Centavo" or 1/100th of a Real. Its design brought rays or lines on both sides surrounding the determined depictions. The lines cover leaves and it became a separation in artistry from the classical Brazilian coinage.

27 Oct 2022

The Camp David Peace Dollar

| It's Mokie

TheCamp David Accordswere two political agreements signed byEgyptian PresidentAnwar SadatandIsraeli Prime MinisterMenachem Beginon 17 September 1978, following secret negotiations atCamp David under the watchful eye of President Jimmy Carter. The two agreements were signed at theWhite Houseand were witnessed byPresident Carter. The first agreement covered the middle east in general and included provisions for the creation of a Palestinian State, it was not accepted by the Palestinians and was condemned by the United Nations, undoubtedly because the Palestinians were not included in the negotians. The second agreement included only Israel and Egypt and led to a1979 treaty between the two countries. This included an exchange of Embassies, trade agreements, cultural exchanges, and ultimately peace. Despite many political changes since 1978, the agreement still holds true. Mr. Begin and Mr. Sadat ultimately shared the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts on behalf of their counties.

26 Oct 2022


Coins | Haney

Despite being rather homely in comparison to my other performers this FREAK is truly the star of my band of misfits. So to borrow a quote from many a ring master I did save the best for last. So you may want to ask what gives as this appears to be a merely a weakly struck Roosevelt dime. I mean you can barely read the all-important date, which is probably why it appears in parentheses on the label. In addition to the date and motto IN GOD WE TRUST being blurred on obverse most of the United States of America on reverse is radiating off of the planchet reminiscent of Roman Denarii. I find it is the reverse with the rim below the word DIME that is totally absent above the word STATES, actually half of the characters making up that word are absent too that give the best clue being the planchet not the correct size. That is the first clue as to how truly unique my FIEND is, which I will endeavor to explain below. The second which would be better appreciate in one of the newer NGC holders is that there is no copper core to be seen along the edge of this FREAK. It is not a case of it being missing as this planchet was never intended for a US denomination. This planchet was meant for Philippine one sentimo that was being produced during the same time period by the Philadelphia mint. So not only is it a dime struck on the wrong planchet, a rarity in its own right, but it is struck in aluminum which has never been used for US coinage with the exception of pattern or trial pieces. Jumping the tracks a bit one of the most spectacular of these patterns I have personally seen is the 1868 aluminum pieces owned by one of the former members in my former coin club. There is more recent and equally infamous 1974 aluminum cent struck in 1973 with samples given to congress that were not all returned, which I have not seen in person.

26 Oct 2022

Coins of the German States: Oldenburg

| Coinyoshi

Good morning collectors! First, I have some good news for those wondering where the heck the German States are: I annotated a map of the Pre-Unification German States and attached it to this post. I also added flags on the map for people that are interested in that. Today's topic is the coins of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg.The Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was founded in 1815. Previously it had been a county (from 1535-1773) and a duchy (from 1774-1810), using different money along the way. Before that, it had been a semi-autonomous state inside Saxony. Oldenburg had been owned by Russia, occupied by Napoleonic France, and finally gained complete autonomy after the dissolution of the HRE. Following the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Oldenburg was granted the status of Grand Duchy. It joined the German Empire during the German Unification of the 1870s. The ruling family was the House von Oldenburg, also the kings of Norway and Denmark at the time. I stopped counting the results of "Oldenburg coins" when I looked them up: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Oldenburg-ish, and even Greek coins showed up because the von Oldenburgs ruled over those places at different times.The monetary system of the Oldenburgish (?) Thaler is surprisingly straightforward, but it would be awkward to use. 1 Thaler = 30 Groschen = 72 Grote = 360 Schwaren. Oldenburg used this system from 1811 to about 1870. Then, they adopted the German Mark right before joining the German Empire.Oldenburg minted their coins in a mint in Oldenburg, which makes sense (especially since I don't know much about Oldenburg except for a few coins and some royal stuff). They based their Thaler off the Prussian Thaler when they reformed their money in 1815. The coins of Oldenburg were standard German States coins, usually featuring the Duke on the obverse and a coat of arms on the reverse.One coin I found interesting while researching this was actually minted post-unification. It is the 10 Mark coin of Nicolaus Friedrich Peter from the 1870s. Nothing really distinguishes it from the other coins (similar obverses and reverses), but it was one of the first Oldenburgish coins to use the German Mark denomination and standard of gold fineness (.900). The Prussian-based German Empire sought to unify Germany's economy under one monetary system with universal denominations. In that, they certainly succeeded, creating a decimal, empire-wide monetary system that lasted until its defeat in WWI.Thanks for reading, and happy collecting!Learn more:Numista -> Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, World Coins chatBritannica -> House of Oldenburg, Duchy of Oldenburg


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